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The Identikit of (Shakier than You Thought) Firms Connected to Mafia

The Identikit of (Shakier than You Thought) Firms Connected to Mafia

by Sahana Subramanyam

New research by Bocconi scholars Marra, Masciandaro, and Pecchiari jointly with Bianchi (Florida International) unveils that firms connected to organized crime have lower return on assets, higher debt, lower cash holdings and are more likely to default  

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Gender Pay Gap Means Fewer Female Candidates on the Ballot

Gender Pay Gap Means Fewer Female Candidates on the Ballot

by Ezio Renda

Thomas Le Barbanchon and Julien Sauvagnat, analyzing French electoral data, found that where gender pay gaps are larger, women candidates obtain fewer votes and are less often on the ballot. Parties candidate men in the most contested districts even if it comes with a financial penalty in public funding  

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Why to Care About Climate Change Even if It Won't Cause Our Extinction

Why to Care About Climate Change Even if It Won't Cause Our Extinction

by Fabio Todesco

This time around, it's much faster than in the past, it's caused by humans, and it threatens the wellbeing of billions, Valentina Bosetti explains in the latest episode of Clarity in a Messy World  

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The Backlash against Globalization

The Backlash against Globalization

by Fabio Todesco

International trade and inequalities after COVID in the latest episode of the Bocconi podcast, with Gianmarco Ottaviano  

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Political Mudslingers Hurt Themselves

Political Mudslingers Hurt Themselves

by Fabio Todesco

New study by three Bocconi professors presents field and lab evidence that electoral attacks on opponents backfire and, in multicandidate races, end up having positive spillover effects on third candidates  

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How Sunspots Help Us Understand the Role of Media in Resistance Movements

How Sunspots Help Us Understand the Role of Media in Resistance Movements

by Sahana Subramanyam

Coordination and tactical information, not propaganda, are the key of BBC radio influence on the conflict between the fascist regime and opposition partisans in WWII Italy, according to research by Guido Tabellini and colleagues. When sunspots impaired the BBC signal, partisan activity and regime retaliation would decrease  

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How Edutainment Can Bring about Social Change

How Edutainment Can Bring about Social Change

by Fabio Todesco

Innovative approaches to fighting poverty are centerstage in the fourth episode of the Clarity in a Messy World podcast, with Eliana La Ferrara  

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News

  • A Big Bang Theory About Gucci Success

    The decision to conquer the market through a rejuvenation of the organisation and the adoption of a new set of values has been the key to the successful Gucci turnaround under the leadership of Marco Bizzarri and Alessandro Michele, according to a study presented yesterday  

  • AI That Describes Images in Italian

    CLIPItalian, recently developed by a team including Federico Bianchi, is the first and only AI model that associates images to their descriptions in Italian on a large scale  

  • SDA Bocconi, 50 Years of Ideas

    The impact of the School's research on view from today at the SDA campus  

  • Yes to Data, But Only If It's High Quality

    Mandelli's current research focuses on how to improve data quality when collecting, interpreting, and using them. Because they need to be more than just big to create value  

  • The Economics of COVID Resilience

    An analysis of the 2020 annual reports of nonfinancial companies listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, conducted by the KPMG Chair in Accounting at Bocconi, reveals that large companies, the cash rich and family controlled proved more resilient  

  • Only Some Banks Have Been Able to Help SMEs During COVID

    According to De Marco, the system of Guarantee Fund has rewarded SMEs that had relations with an efficient bank, especially from a technological point of view, creating a situation of unequal access to credit  

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Seminars

  • Going Digital to Conform and Perform: Learning Logics Underpinning Digital Advertising Spending

    Seoyoung KIM, University of Georgia   Job Market Seminar For information please contact dip.mkt@unibocconi.it

    Webinar

  • Explaining Greenium in a Macro-Finance Integrated Assessment Model

    Biao Yang, Bocconi University Practice for Job Market

    Room 7, Via Bocconi 8

  • Media Competition and News Diets
    Development Labor Political Economy - Joint with Collegio Carlo Alberto

    Charles Angelucci (MIT Sloan) Paper

    Seminar Room AS02, Via Roentgen 1 (floor -2)

  • Can selling change the salesperson? Experimental evidence on resilience amidst the covid-19 pandemic

    Iris R.M. Steenkamp, London Business School   Job Market Seminar For information please contact dip.mkt@unibocconi.it

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